Jill R. Brown, PhD
Jill R. Brown, PhD

Jill R. Brown, PhD

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Psychology

Position

  • Associate Professor

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Brown, Jill When All the Children Are Left Behind: An Exploration of Fosterage of Owambo Orphans in Namibia, Africa, Vulnerable Children: Global Challenges in Education, Health, Well-Being, and Child Rights, 185-202, 2013
  • Tudge, J., Brown, J., Freitas, L. The cultural ecology of play: Methodological considerations for studying play in its everyday contexts, Oxford Handbook of the Development of Play, 119-137, 2010
  • Edwards, C. P., De Guzman, M. R. T., Brown, J., Kumru, A. Children's social behaviors and peer interactions in diverse cultures., Peer Relationships in Cultural Context, 23-51, 2006

Articles

  • Brown, Jill, McDonald, Colin A., Roman, Fabiola "The dog and the carrot are both useful to me": Functional, self-referent categorization in rural contexts of scarcity in the Dominican Republic, International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, 3, 63-75, 2014
  • Brown, J. Morals and maladies: Life histories of socially distributed care among Aaumbo women in Namibia, Southern Africa., Journal of Critical Southern Studies, 1, 60-79, 2013
  • Bartholomew, Theodore T., Brown, Jill R. Mixed methods, culture, and psychology: A review of mixed methods in culture-specific psychological research, International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, 1, 177-190, 2012
  • de Guzman, Maria Rosario T., Brown, Jill, Carlo, Gustavo, Knight, George P. What does it mean to be prosocial? A cross-ethnic study of parental beliefs, Psychology and Developing Societies, 24, 239-268, 2012
  • Brown, Jill Child Fostering Chains Among Ovambo Families in Namibia, Southern Africa, Journal of Southern African Studies, 37, 155-176, 2011
  • Crockett, Lisa J., Brown, Jill R., Iturbide, Maria I., Russell, Stephen T., Wilkinson-Lee, Ada M. Conceptions of Good Parent-Adolescent Relationships among Cuban American Teenagers, Sex Roles, 60, 575-587, 2009
  • Brown, J. Child fosterage and the developmental markers of Ovambo children in Namibia: A look at gender and kinship, Childhood in Africa: An interdisciplinary journal, 1, 4-10, 2009
  • Brown, J., Sorrell, J.H., McClaren, J., Creswell, J.W. Waiting for a liver transplant., Qualitative Health Research, 16, 119-136, 2006
  • Brown, J., Sorrell, J., Raffaelli, M. An exploratory study of constructions of masculinity, sexuality and HIV/AIDS in Namibia, Southern Africa, Culture, Health & Sexuality, 7, 585-598, 2005

Presentations

  • First find yourself a good mother: Ethnography and autoethnography of adoption and identity. Paper presented at the Fifth International Conference on Adoption and Culture—Adoption: Crossing Boundaries, Tallahassee Florida., 2014
  • Beyond the single study: A Longitudinal Look at Mixed Methodology throughout the Career of a Researcher. Paper prepared for Society for Cross Cultural Research, Charleston, SC., 2014
  • Who Sleeps by Whom…..Again: A comparative study of developmental timing and the socialization of implicit cultural values Paper prepared for Society for Cross Cultural Research, Charleston, SC., 2014
  • What about the rabbit? Functional reasoning in contexts of scarcity in the Dominican Republic. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Cross Cultural Research, Mobile, AL., 2013
  • "Vecindario": Latino parents' and adolescents' perceptions of neighborhood boundaries and factors determining neighborhood quality. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, BC, Canada., 2012
  • Parenting into the economy of affection: Practices and values in Northern Namibia. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Cross Cultural Research, Las Vegas, NV., 2012
  • Parental ethnotheories among Aaumbo mothers in a socially distributed care taking context. Poster presented at the 12th European Congress on Psychology, Istanbul, Turkey., 2011
  • Parental ethnotheories among Aaumbo mothers in a socially distributed child care context. Paper presented at the Society for Cross Cultural Research Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC., 2011
  • Falling far from the tree: Kinship relationships and health of non relative boys in Namibia. Paper presented at the Medical Anthropological in Global Africa Meeting, Lawrence, Kansas., 2010
  • Memories of child fosterage among Auambo women in Namibia. Paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Lusaka, Zambia., 2010
  • The phenomenological experience of Africans living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria and the US. Paper presented at the Society for Cross Cultural Research Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico., 2010
  • From database to distant place: Using ethnography to supplement Archival data. Paper presented at the Society for Cross Cultural Research Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico., 2010

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • eFellowship Recipient
  • College of Education and Human Sciences International Seed Grant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, $5,000 Project Title: Children of Overseas Filipino Workers: Understanding Paths to Positive Outcomes Among the Children Left Behind
  • UNL Office of Research, Minority Health Grant, $10,000 Project Title: Positive behavioral health outcomes of ethnic minority youth: Ecological and sociocultural determinants

Awards and Honors

  • Honorary Alpha Sigma Nu Member, Alpha Sigma Nu, 2014
  • Leigh Minturn Memorial Award for early Career Cross Cultural Research, Society for Cross-Cultural Research, 2012
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Gamma Phi Beta, 2010